Vitor Belfort Injured and Out of UFC 147


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UFC 147 just can’t catch a break.

Well, technically a break is what is going to stop the main event from happening as Ultimate Fighter Brazil coach Vitor Belfort has suffered a broken hand and is out of his main event fight against Wanderlei Silva.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the news following UFC 146 on Saturday night.

UFC 147 has undergone several issues since being announced for June 23 in Brazil.

First the event was supposed to take place at a soccer stadium in Rio De Janeiro, but a United Nations conference forced the UFC to vacate those plans and shift the card to a smaller arena and move the main event between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen to UFC 148 in Las Vegas instead.

Now, the main event for what remains of UFC 147 has also been scrapped with Belfort out of the fight with Silva.

White confirmed they are actively seeking a replacement to step in and face Silva on the June 23 card, but no announcement has been made yet on who it will be.

Belfort coached opposite Silva on the current season of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil, which finishes up in the next few weeks as the two final fights for the inaugural season will also take place at UFC 147.

Unfortunately, Belfort won’t be on the card now due to the broken hand.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the new main event for UFC 147 when it becomes available.

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